Stories tagged: terrorism
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
White House rejects Trump’s request to halt Guantanamo transfers
With little more than two weeks left in the Obama administration, and Congress on notice of a series of looming detainee transfers, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday for a cessation …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 4:02 p.m.
Garbage trucks to block possible Times Square truck attacks
Massive 20-ton sanitation trucks, weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand, will surround the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, officials said Thursday, describing a security measure …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Cascade Mall shooting suspect to appear in court Jan. 6
The man accused of killing five people in a shooting Sept. 23 at Cascade Mall in Burlington is set to be back in court Jan. 6.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 8:13 a.m.
Germany: Tunisian picked up in Berlin attack probe freed
A Tunisian man detained on suspicion of involvement in last week’s Berlin truck attack was released Thursday after investigators determined that he wasn’t in contact with the main suspect immediately …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 6:31 p.m.
China says 4 people shot dead after attack in Xinjiang
Four people detonated explosives at a Communist Party office in the far western region of Xinjiang, killing one person and injuring three others, according to local authorities who described it …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Man suspected of ties to Berlin attacker detained in Germany
German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have detained a Tunisian man they think may have been involved in last week’s truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 7:36 a.m.
Berlin attack suspect slain in shootout with Italian police
A routine request for ID papers outside a deserted train station in a Milan suburb at 3 a.m. Friday led to a police shootout that killed the Tunisian fugitive wanted …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
Russia mourns slain ambassador to Turkey with Moscow ceremony
Russia mourned Ambassador Andrey Karlov with a ceremony at the Foreign Ministry in Moscow attended by the country’s leadership, three days after the career diplomat was gunned down in an …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:07 a.m.
Tunisian suspect’s fingerprints found in Berlin truck cab
Tunisian suspect Anis Amri’s fingerprints have been found in the cab of the truck that plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin, strengthening the case linking him to the deadly …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 9:22 a.m.
Tunisian suspect in Berlin market attack faced past German terror probe, official says
The prime suspect sought in the deadly attack on a Berlin Christmas market – a 24-year-old Tunisian migrant – was the subject of a terrorism probe in Germany earlier this …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 8:16 a.m.
Germany launches Europe-wide manhunt for Tunisian suspect
German authorities have launched a Europe-wide manhunt for a Tunisian man with ties to Islamic extremists who has been identified as a suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack, lawmakers …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 7:50 a.m.
State Department issues a new warning on the southern Philippines
The U.S. State Department has reissued a travel warning for the Philippines, citing terrorism and kidnapping concerns in the southern part of the 7,000-island nation.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 4:26 a.m.
Families of three Orlando terrorism victims sue social media companies
Family members of three men killed in the Pulse nightclub attack are suing Twitter, Facebook and Google, claiming that the social media companies allowed the Islamic State terrorist group to …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
Islamic State extremists claim Berlin attack
The Islamic State extremist group is claiming responsibility for the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people and left nearly 50 injured.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Kurdish militants claim bomb that killed 14 Turkish soldiers
A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s car bomb in central Turkey that killed 14 off-duty soldiers and wounded 55.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
Four Jordanian police killed in clash with gunmen during raid
Four policemen were killed Tuesday in an exchange of fire with wanted men in a central Jordanian province where assailants had killed 10 people in a series of ambushes earlier …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 8:41 a.m.
Russia, Turkey to retaliate with strengthened fight against terrorism
Russia and Turkey will strengthen their efforts to fight terrorism, particularly in war-torn Syria and Iraq, Moscow said Tuesday in response to the assassination of Russia’s ambassador in Turkey.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 7:41 a.m.
Perpetrators of Berlin attack may be on the loose, police say
One or more of the perpetrators of a deadly truck attack at a Berlin Christmas market may still be on the loose, police said Tuesday.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
New York man gets 30 years in prison in X-ray weapon plot
A New York industrial mechanic convicted of attempting to produce a mobile X-ray device intended to kill Muslims has been sentenced in federal court to 30 years in prison.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
$25 million reward for information leading to ISIS leader al-Baghdadi
The United States has more than doubled its offer of a reward to $25 million for information leading to the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliph.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
12-year-old suspected of nail bomb attempt in Germany
Federal German prosecutors are investigating a 12-year-old boy who allegedly attempted to set off a nail bomb at a Christmas market in the southern city of Ludwigshafen, officials said Friday.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 4:17 a.m.
22 of Guantanamo’s 59 prisoners are now cleared to go
With the clock ticking toward a possible halt in detainee transfers, the Pentagon disclosed Tuesday that the Obama administration parole panel has cleared another Yemeni “forever prisoner” – raising to …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt church bombing
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a suicide bombing at a Cairo church two days earlier that killed 25 people, highlighting a new escalation of violence in Egypt …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 7:09 a.m.
Federal charges for man who fired in pizzeria
A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle multiple times inside a pizza restaurant in the nation’s capital while investigating the internet conspiracy theory known as “pizzagate” will face …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 9:59 a.m.
Turkish police detain 235 people after deadly bombing attack
Turkey’s police rounded up more than 200 people, mostly Kurds, as the country on Monday mourned the dozens killed in a bombing attack near an Istanbul soccer stadium.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 8:13 a.m.
Bomb blasts kill 30 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed
Two women suicide bombers blew themselves up at a bustling market in northeast Nigeria’s Madagali town on Friday morning, killing at least 30 people and wounding 67, an army spokesman …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty
In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest U.S. outbreak of violence, a somber duty …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
Somber moment for president-elect: Trump to meet Ohio State victims
President-elect Donald Trump is taking on a somber task Thursday that became all too familiar to his predecessor – supporting survivors after an outbreak of violence, this time families and …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
President Obama defends terrorism strategy before handover to Trump
President Barack Obama vigorously defended a counterterrorism strategy that relies on special forces and local U.S. partners to minimize America’s military footprint, drawing a sharp contrast Tuesday to the more …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:34 a.m.
UK man found guilty in case linked to Brussels bomb suspect
A British man was found guilty Tuesday of providing cash to a key suspect in the deadly Brussels and Paris bombings in a case that linked England to the Islamic …